Purchasing personnel hired by a state agency or transferred to a purchasing position within a state agency, which are authorized to make competitive purchases up to $25,000 and are not CTP or CTPM certified, are recommended to complete the Purchasing 101 training within the first six months of employment. New hires holding a national purchasing certification are exempt from this requirement.
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|PURCHASING AUTHORITY||COURSE TITLES||EXPERIENCE||CERTIFICATION||EXAM|
|Zero to $25,000
|Purchasing 101||None Required||None Required||None Required|
|$25,000.01 to $100,000||CPA Texas Procurement
|Over $100,000||CPA Texas Procurement
Definition of Purchasing Experience – The development of specifications, receipt and processing of requisitions, review of specifications, advertising for bids, bid evaluation, award of contracts, and inspection of merchandise received. The term does not include invoice, audit, or contract administration functions.
*A student who has previously taken the Negotiation Skills and Strategies module as part of either the Certified Texas Purchaser course or the Certified Contract Manager course may be exempted from attending this one-day module. There is no registration fee discount. To request an exemption, please contact our office no later than the Friday before your course begins.
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